With Advanced Annotation Entry, you can quickly enter assignment score annotations for an entire class. You can also add new annotations and even enter free-form annotations.
Enter Existing Annotations
Advanced Annotation Entry is particularly fast if you're entering existing annotations from your annotation list. You can add annotations to selected students' assignment scores either manually or from the annotation list. Once you've added an annotation to that student's assignment score, the focus immediately shifts to the next student in the list.
To enter existing annotations using Advanced Annotation Entry, do the following:
- Right-click the score column you want to annotate, and then click Advanced Annotation Entry.
In the Advanced Annotation Entry dialog box, do any of the following for each grade you want to annotate:
Advanced Annotation Entry Methods A In the Annotations column, click the cell corresponding to the student's score you want to annotate, start typing the annotation you want to enter, select the intended annotation from the drop-down list, and then press Enter. B In the assignment score column, click the student's score you want to annotate. In the Annotation list, click on the annotation you want to add, and then click . C In the assignment score column, click on the student's score you want to annotate, and then, in the Annotation list, double-click on the annotation you want to add.
As you add annotations, focus moves down the Annotations column, allowing you to quickly add score annotations to each student in the class. You can skip students by clicking the next student in the list who requires a score annotation and continuing from there. If you incorrectly add an annotation to a student's assignment score, you can remove that annotation by clicking in the Delete column.
Add and Enter an Annotation
If, while entering annotations, you notice that you need another, you can add a new annotation through the Advanced Annotation Entry dialog box.
- In the Advanced Annotation Entry dialog box, click Add Annotation to List.
- In the Score Annotation dialog box, click the Code text box, and then enter the code you want to create for your annotation.
Click the Annotation text box, enter the annotation that describes the code, and then click Save.
Enter Free-Form Annotation
If you want to add a personalized, one-time use annotation, you can create a free-form annotation.
To enter a free-form annotation, do the following:
- In the Annotations column, right-click the cell corresponding to the student's score you want to annotate, and then click Enter Free-Form Annotation.
In the Annotation for [...] dialog box, enter an annotation into the Annotation box, and then click Save.
Free-form annotations are limited to 200 characters.
The free-form annotation appears in the Annotations column with >> as the code.
In your gradebook, this annotation appears the same way as existing and custom annotations.